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Drew Barrymore, Shiksa Wife

By Anne Cohen

Want to add Drew Barrymore to your list of celebrity sightings? Try dropping in on services at New York’s Central Synagogue.

In an interview for the February 2014 cover Marie Claire, the actress talks about married life with Jewish hubby Will Kopelman, whose father, Arie Kopelman, was the former head of Chanel.

“I try to be a good shiksa wife,” explains Barrymore. “I go to Central Synagogue in New York.” She also attempted to prepare a Passover Seder when she and her husband were courting. “It was a disaster. I screwed everything up. And I got the date wrong. I ended up taking him to a really awesome Seder at [Working Title president and producer] Liza Chasin’s house.”

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Barbara Walters Tells Off Donald Trump

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Barbara Walters looked straight into the camera while filming a recent episode of “The View” (that is, once she figured out which camera to look at) and plain out told her old friend Donald Trump that he is being “a fool.” If that wasn’t clear enough, she admonished the tycoon and reality TV star with, “Stop it! Get off it!” in regard to the birther conspiracy theory accusations Trump continues to level at President Obama.

Adam Sandler is apparently big in Romania. Well, at the very least his animated feature, “Hotel Transylvania” has been well received there. Sandler didn’t make it over to Transylvania for the film’s premiere there, but director Genndy Tartakovsky did. Next up for Sandler is a Western titled, “Ridiculous 6.”

Drew Barrymore and hubby Will Kopelman made their first public appearance since their baby daughter Olive was born at the LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala presented by Gucci on Saturday. The couple was photographed showing off pics on an iPhone to friends Jennifer Aniston and her fiancé Justin Theroux. Judging from the adoring looks, we think it’s safe to bet they were the latest photos of little Olive.

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Drew Barrymore Loves Her New Jewish In-Laws

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Kopelman and Barrymore at the New York City Ballet’s 2012 Spring Gala in May

Mazel Tov! Drew Barrymore tied the knot Saturday with Will Kopelman under a custom-made chuppah at Barrymore’s Montecito, California home. The Kopelman family’s rabbi, reportedly flown in from New York for the occasion, performed the 45-minute wedding ceremony.

Few details an no photos have been released yet, but fashion bloggers have been abuzz with descriptions of the 37-year-old Barrymore’s wedding dress — a long, white Chanel dress pleated in muslin and organza, designed for her by Karl Lagerfeld. It was accentuated by a black satin belt at the waist and had flowers embroidered in organza, muslin, tulle and feathers on the skirt. Barrymore was also wearing Chanel fine jewelry, which is no surprise given that the groom’s father, Arie Kopelman, is a former CEO of Chanel.

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Rabbi Will Perform Drew Barrymore's Marriage

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Rumors that actress Drew Barrymore is planning to convert to Judaism and that she is pregnant (there have been alleged baby-bump sitings by the paparazzi) are yet to be confirmed. E! News, however, did ascertain that she will be wedding Will Kopelman on June 2, and that the Kopelman family’s rabbi will officiate at the ceremony. The couple has been engaged since January, and has not spoken about their private life to the media.

According to a source to E!, the wedding will take place at Barrymore’s estate in Montecito, California. It will reportedly be an intimate affair with friends and family. “She wants to get married before her bump gets too big, but it’s important to her to marry before she gives birth,” the source asserted. “Drew and Will have spent a lot of time talking to his family about ways to make the ceremony special.” Sounds like there could possibly be a huppah and some glass breaking involved.

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Barrymore Enlists Sandler as Conversion Coach

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Sandler and Barrymore at the 31st Annual People’s Choice Awards in 2005

Is it any surprise that, after going out on fifty first dates with Adam Sandler and also falling for him as a wedding singer, Drew Barrymore would say that she is close to her co-star? Of course, not. However, it’s one thing to look to a co-star for friendship and acting advice — or even romantic companionship — and entirely another to seek his services as a religious conversion coach.

But that is exactly what Barrymore is doing, according to In Touch weekly. The gossip magazine reports that Sandler, of “Hanukkah Song” fame, is guiding Barrymore, 36, in her conversion to Judaism as she prepares for her upcoming marriage to her Jewish fiancé, Will Kopelman, a 34-year-old art consultant. Let’s just hope that Sandler knows more about Judaism than how to rhyme yarmulke with Hanukkah and menorah with Dinah Shore-ah.

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Drew Barrymore, Justin Long Defile Kosher Home!

By Josh Tapper

Despite tepid advance reviews for the upcoming Drew Barrymore-Justin Long romantic comedy, “Going the Distance” — Variety diagnosed the movie as having “bipolar disorder” — the trailer is playing up the genre film’s atypical gross-out aspect.

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